Nottinghamshire County Council has just opened a new footbridge in Ordsall to provide pedestrians with a safer way to cross the River Idle.
Officials opened the £230,000 bridge on Goosemoor Lane on Wednesday, July 18, after 11 weeks of construction work managed by highways company Via East Midlands.
The 58-metre steel cantilever walkway has been fixed to the north side of the existing brick Ordsall Mill bridge, built in 1850.
Councillor John Cottee said: “This is a good example of how we are using highways investment to target residential areas with schemes which introduce new safety features where they’re needed on routes people use every day.
“Previously pedestrians and vulnerable road users had to use the footway on the road bridge which was less than a metre wide. They now have a pavement more than twice the width — which has meant that the carriageway of the road bridge could also be widened.”
The project employed the expertise of Tuxford-based steelwork company PMB Fabricators and Retford’s Atlas Building Design Services.
Coun Cottee said: “It’s good to see Via have involved local sub-contractors in the delivery of the project.”